Triumph of the Moon A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

ISBN-10: 0192854496
ISBN-13: 9780192854490
Edition: 2001
Authors: Ronald Hutton
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading of figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the world since 1950. Densely researched, Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into a hitherto little-known aspect of modern social history.

Macrocosm
Finding a Language
Finding a Goddess
Finding a God
Finding a Structure
Finding a High Magic
Finding a Low Magic
Finding a Folklore
Finding a Witchcraft
Matrix
God (and Goddess) Parents
Microcosm
Gerald Gardner
Gerald's People
The Wider Context: Hostility
The Wider Context: Reinforcement
Old Craft, New Craft
The Man in Black
Royalty from the North
Uncle Sam and the Goddess
Coming of Age
Grandchildren of the Shadows
Notes
Index

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